MATTER: SIGNAGE

Good signage not only does its job, but it can change your experience of a place.  The sign above, by Martin Wong, was part of a public art project called Traffic Signs for Hearing Impaired.     Here’s a great interview with Mies Hora, about sign and symbol obsession.

ARCHITECTURE: Fab Prefabs

             One show we are looking forward to this summer is MOMA’s Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (July 20-October 20).  From MOMA’s web-site: This exhibition will offer the most thorough examination of both the historical and contemporary significance of factory-produced architectures to date. With increasing concern about issues such as sustainability and the […]

FURNITURE: The Collector’s Table, Redux

  Here are a few more collections from the natural world that remind us that hunting and gathering [see below] should not be discouraged, in moderation, and needn’t be expensive. Sometimes, identifying our special interests and collection predilections can discipline our spending/hoarding habits.    [photo credits: Kim Carey, Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division, Norfolk Museums […]

MATTER: HUNTERS AND GATHERERS

Here is a great article on urban scavengers by Guy Trebay, in case you missed it. [photo by Robert Wright, New York Times] 

LIT: For Your Bookshelf, BROOKLYN MODERN

Good news. While you are waiting impatiently for true spring, here is a guilty pleasure that’s good for you: BROOKLYN MODERN, edited by Diana Lind, looks at 18 stunning renovations in Brooklyn.